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This is the fifth in a series of five stories during National Women’s History Month 2015 about Junior League members who have made a very visible mark on their communities through their election as the first woman mayor of a major city.
In 1976, Florence Shapiro was one of a small group of dynamic women in a rapidly growing suburb of Dallas that formed The Plano Service League to oversee volunteer efforts within their community. Florence served as the organization’s first president. What began with 13 members that first year became the …

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Junior League Presidents and Presidents-Elect traveled to Orlando, Florida to kick off 2015 with a long weekend of leadership training. Here is the conference through their words and images.

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The following guest post was authored by Brittany Kutz, Junior League of Ogden.
My first realization that there were other cultures than my own was when I was 9 or 10 years old. I was in the locker room at the indoor pool on Hill Air Force Base when an elderly woman stripped completely naked in front of me. I was changing in the locker room as well, but using my towel to keep covered as my mother had taught me. Bewildered I rushed to dress and asked my mother why …

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It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …